Annie Idibia flaunts her newest gift 24carat gold plated iphone
Friday, October 17, 2014
According to Nollywood practitioners who were present at the Best of Nollywood Awards, which held last night in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, the governor of the state Rotimi Amaechi practically insulted Nollywood practitioners to their faces.According to a source, during his speech at the award after he gave veteran actress Liz Benson a Lifetime Achievement Award, Governor Rotimi said that people in Nollywood are products of circumstances/necessity.
He said that the only reason they are in Nollywood is because they couldn't find other jobs, that if they had, they won't be actors. Rotimi said these actors studied sciences, law, medicine etc but because they couldn't find jobs, they embraced Nollywood.
Present when he said this were Nollywood veterans including Liz Benson, Kenneth Okonkwo, Shola Sobowale, Desmond Elliot, Moses Inwang, Dickson Iroegbu, Bob-manuel Udokwu, Patience Ozokwor, Elvis Chuks, AY, Iyabo Ojo, Emem Isong and many others.
Governor Rotimi also put two veteran actresses on blast. He told the crowd that he gives Joke Silva and Kate Henshaw bags of money whenever they come to Rivers state. And then claimed he was the one who encouraged Kate Henshaw to go into politics.
Like that wasn't enough, Governor Amaechi then said she went into politics for money.
Some of the Nollywood practitioners are angry about what the governor said and have asked the AGN to make sure it doesn't happen again.
Nigeria’s military and presidency on Friday claimed to have reached a deal with Boko Haram militants on a ceasefire and the release of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls.
“A ceasefire agreement has been concluded between the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati wal-Jihad (Boko Haram),” Chief of Defence Staff Air Marshal Alex Badeh said.
Separately, President Goodluck Jonathan’s Principal Secretary Hassan Tukur told AFP that an agreement to end hostilities had been reached following talks, as well as the release of 219 girls held captive since April
2Baba Idibia and Wizkid in Accra, Ghana ahead of their International concert happening tomorrow, October 18th.
The concert will hold at the Accra International Conference Centre and which will also feature exciting performances from South African duo, Mafikizolo, MzVee, and 4x4. See more pics below..
Best Of Nollywood awards was held yesterday October 16,2014 in Port harcourt
See the full list of the winners below
BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE (ENGLISH)
WINNER: TOPE TELEDA IN A MILE FROM HOME
BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ( YORUBA)
WINNER: YINKA QUADRI IN AREMO ITE
BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE (HAUSA)
WINNER: SADIQ SANI IN HADARIN GABAZ
BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE (IGBO)
OKEY BAKASSI IN ONYE OZ1
BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE (ENGLISH)
WINNER: IVIE OKUJAYE IN BLACK SILHOUETTE
BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE(YORUBA )
SEYI ASEKUN IN FIFEHANMI
BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING (IGBO)
WINNER: QUEEN NWOKOYE IN ADAMOBI
BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE (HAUSA)
WINNER: ASMAU ABUBAKAR HADARIN GABAZ
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR (ENGLISH)
WINNER: FEMI JACOBS IN DREAM WALKER
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS (ENGLISH)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR (YORUBA)
WINNER: DELE ODULE IN KORI KOTO
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS (YORUBA)
WINNER: AYO ADESANYA IN SANBE
MOST PROMISING ACTOR
WINNER: ABDULATEEF ADEDIMEJI IN KUDI KLEPTO
MOST PROMISING ACTRESS
WINNER: IJEOMA AGU IN MISFIT
BEST CHILD ACTOR
WINNER: OLAMIDE DAVIDS IN BLACK SILHOUTTE
WINNER: KANYISOLA ENIOLA IN ORITOKE
AND PRISCILLIA OJO IN SILENCE
MOVIE OF THE YEAR
COMEDY OF THE YEAR
WINNER: 30 DAYS IN ATLANTA
MOVIE WITH THE BEST SOCIAL MESSAGE
WINNER: OUR DIFFERENCE
MOVIE WITH BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS
WINNER: A MILE FROM HOME
BEST KISS IN A MOVIE
WINNER: MICHEL MAJID AND BEVERLY NAYA IN FORGETTING JUNE
BEST USE OF MAKE UP IN A MOVIE
MOVIE WITH THE BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
MOVIE WITH THE BEST SCREENPLAY
WINNER: RENDER TO CEASER
BEST SHORT FILM
WINNER: BAD BUDGETTING FOR DEVELOPMENT
BEST TV SERIES
WINNER: LEKKI WIVES
BEST EDIT IN A MOVIE
WINNER: A MILE FROM HOME
BEST USE OF FOOD IN A MOVIE
WINNER: BEING MRS ELLIOT
MOVIE WITH THE BEST SOUND
WINNER: RENDER TO CEASER
MOVIE WITH THE BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
WINNER: DESMOND ELLIOT
REVELATION OF THE YEAR (MALE)
DANIEL K. DANIEL
REVELATION OF THE YEAR (FEMALE)
|Hapi birthday Alusa|
The Kenyan gentleman Alusa turned 34 years old today and his housemates challenged the validity of his age as they teased him and said that he was most probably 54! There was laughter as some of the housemates enjoyed a late breakfast, teasing Alusa right through it. He did not take offence at the teasing as he laughed along with the Hotshots.
JJ began by saying that he would not be spending much time with Alusa and when Lilian fished for the reason behind his decision, he said that it was because the birthday boy was aging and did not want his aging to rub off him. He jokingly said that Alusa would sometimes forget his name and Idris made a hilarious demonstration of how he would get names mixed up. The table erupted with laughter!
Tayo moved in to acknowledge Alusa’s birthday and screamed in his ear as Idris made fun of him, saying that he could not hear him. More laughter was heard and soon Ellah began to sing the “Happy birthday” song for Alusa and everybody around joined in and thereafter spoiled him with hugs. Another joke followed as Idris loudly explained that they had sung him a happy birthday song.
Despite his overwhelming success as an artiste and acquired wealth, 2face Idibia's humilty is second to none.
As a good looking man, married to a star actress, Annie Macaulay, with 6 kids to his credits, female fans still won't let Tuface be.
"It’s now a case of ‘Hello, thank you very much’, I try to make them know that what they are looking for isn’t possible. I just say ‘Let me introduce you to one of my single friends", he explains how he handles female fans.
Tubaba as he is often referred to had lived a rough life style and has two baby mamas, Sunmbo Ajaba, who has 2 kids for him and Pero Adeniyi, who also has 3 children for the song star before he finally walked down the aisle with his long time ex and baby mama too, Annie.
However, when the Benue state born star was asked why he doesn't show off his wealth like the other celebs on social media, he said,
"For me it’s a matter of choice. It’s a matter of what makes you happy. Some people have it and they don’t care to show it and some just do it so that people will think they have it. Some people do it so that armed robbers will come and visit them."
On the secret of his staying power, he said 'that question is difficult to answer, I think it’s people that will answer that aspect for me. But for me, I think it’s the talent , the grace of God and then the love of my fans."
The devastating hollow-point bullets fired by Oscar Pistorius from his powerful handgun "ripped" through Reeva Steenkamp's body, the chief prosecutor said Friday at the end of the athlete's sentencing hearing, urging a judge to send him to prison for at least 10 years.
"When I think about that, it must have been horrific," prosecutor Gerrie Nel said.
Judge Thokozile Masipa is expected to announce Pistorius' sentence on Tuesday after she found him guilty last month of culpable homicide for negligently killing Steenkamp, but acquitted him of murder.
Nel and chief defense lawyer Barry Roux presented their final arguments for sentencing on Friday, summing up the testimony in the weeklong hearing.
Nel said to Judge Masipa: "the minimum term that society will be happy with is 10 years in prison."
It was the first time prosecutors have said what sentence they are seeking for the double-amputee Olympic runner for shooting his girlfriend.
Culpable homicide is comparable to manslaughter and Masipa has a wide range of options on Pistorius' sentence. She could issue a suspended jail sentence and a fine, order the 27-year-old Paralympic champion to go under house arrest, or send him to prison for up to 15 years.
Nel said Pistorius should never be allowed to own a firearm again after he was also convicted on another charge of unlawfully firing a gun in a public place in a restaurant incident in early 2013, weeks before Steenkamp's killing.
Pistorius' lawyers have argued for a three-year sentence of occasional house arrest and community service and no jail time, saying Pistorius has suffered emotionally and financially already, and would be under duress in prison because of his disability as a double amputee.
Nel called a house arrest sentence "shockingly disproportionate" to what Pistorius did in the pre-dawn hours of Valentine's Day last year when he shot four times with his 9 mm pistol through a toilet cubicle door in his home, hitting Steenkamp in the head, arm and hip.
"The deceased died in a small cubicle behind a closed door," Nel said. "Three bullets ripped through her body."
Later, Nel said "this is a serious matter. The negligence borders on intent."
Pistorius' chief defense lawyer Roux said the world-famous athlete did not act with any "deviousness" when he killed Steenkamp, and acted while feeling extremely vulnerable and anxious. Pistorius testified he mistook Steenkamp for a dangerous intruder in his home and claimed the shooting was a tragic accident.
"The accused's actions were to some extent dominated by vulnerability and anxiety," Roux said to the red-robed judge who will decide Pistorius' fate. "When you come to sentence ... you have to look at the actions with his frame of mind."
Roux said there was also "no conscious unlawfulness" from Pistorius. He described Pistorius' suffering, both emotional and financial, since the Feb. 14, 2013 shooting.
"He's lost everything," Roux said of Pistorius, once an inspirational figure who became the first amputee to run at the Olympics in 2012. "He was an icon in the eyes of South Africans."
Pistorius at one point cried as he sat, his head bowed, on a wooden bench behind his lawyer.
"He's not only broke, but he's broken. There is nothing left of this man," Roux said. He said that Pistorius "hasn't even the money to pay for legal expenses. He has nothing left.
|A big congratulations to them|
Stevie Wonder is going to be a proud papa — again. The superstar and his fiancée, Tomeeka Robyn Bracy, are reportedly expecting triplets.
Once the three babies arrive, the lauded singer will have a total of 11 children. Radar Online shares the news via the National Enquirer. “Stevie never thought he’d be a father again so late in life,” a source told The Enquirer. “It may not have been planned but now he’s excited!
The beef between Snoop Dogg and Iggy Azalea may be over, but it looks like the ‘Black Widow’ rapper might be starting a new one — this time with the Australian division of her record label.
According to a series of tweets earlier today (Oct. 16), Iggy called out the label for selling a photo taken during an old Complex magazine photo shoot to Maxim Australia without consulting her first.
Im going to publicly say something to the australian division of my record label right now because my message seems to be ignored privately.
stop giving permission on my behalf for magazines to purchase images of me that have already been printed in major publications for covers.
australian label, i love you guys but you allowed my image to be sold to cosmo Aus when i told you i would prefer for that not to happen.
and now this morning i see you've allowed maxim australia to buy an image from a 2011 complex mag shoot and put it on the cover.
i think its awesome anyone would want me on the cover of a magazine, but theres a right way to make that happen and the australian label
clearly aren't respecting my wishes. a magazine cover deserves an accompanying photoshoot not a reused image.
The photo Iggy is referring to is a shot in which she’s wearing a metallic gold one-piece swimsuit that only covers her lady parts. The image was featured in Complex’s 10th Anniversary issue in 2012.
The same photo is used as the cover image of Maxim Australia’s Hot 100 list — Iggy has topped the magazine’s list. The only difference between the images is the background color. It’s gold in Maxim while Complex uses a light blue.
While Maxim Australia did use the image, Iggy doesn’t blame the magazine but only wishes she could could have done a proper shoot with them.
maxim australia, thanks for the love and I'm sorry no one asked me. i would have love to have given an interview & done a shoot with u guys
Her record label and Maxim Australia have yet to comment on the matter.
Speaking at the National Secretariat of the APC yesterday October16th, General Muhammadu Buhari who is running for president for the fourth time, said he felt sorry for himself after buying the APC nomination form for N27.5million
"It’s a pity I could not influence this amount to be put down as in the case of ladies and the disable that intend to participate. I always look left and right in our meetings but I could not read sympathy, so I kept my trap. But I felt heavily sorry for myself because I don’t want to go and ask somebody to pay for my nomination forms, because I always try to pay myself, at least for the nomination. N27 million is a big sum, thankfully I have personal relationship with the manager of my bank in Kaduna and I told him that very soon the forms are coming, so, whether I am on red, or green or even black please honour it otherwise I may lose the nomination."
"I was about to go to Kaduna this morning and I told the Chairman but he said in that case, you better pick your form and keep a straight face that means there is no excuse,” Mr. Buhari said.
Responding to Buhari, the APC National Chairman, John Oyegun said the high price attached to the nomination form was “in order to separate the men from the boys”.
Source: Premium Times
Source: Premium Times
The new movie from Film One Distribution Company, When Love Happens, featuring Gideon Okeke, O.C. Ukeje, Keppy Ekpeyong, Bukky Wright and other Nollywood stars premiered yesterday Oct. 16th at Genesis Deluxe Cinemas, The Palms, Lekki. See more photos below